Mary and Bob Love wanted their large yard, sitting on nearly two acres, to be beautiful but also functional and fun. When they built their home in 1983 they put in a pool and a tennis court. Althea Griffin of Garden Gals helped them design their backyard garden, removing typical boxwoods and foliage and thoughtfully replacing them with flora that bloom at different times and give the yard an airier loook. Mary herself is an avid gardener, and plants and tends many of the florals in the yard. Text by Shannon Dominy. Photo by Reynolds Rogers.